International Association of Maternal Action + Scholarship

We are more than mothers. We are more together.

2024 IAMAS Conference
Register for the 2024 conference today!
June 21-24, 2024
Boston, Massachusetts, US (or online)
*Registration Due March 1, 2024
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International Association of Maternal Action + Scholarship

We are more than mothers. We are more together.

2024 IAMAS Conference

Register for the 2024 conference today!

June 21-24, 2024
Boston, Massachusetts, US (or online)
*Registration Due March 1, 2024

Who We Are

IAMAS’ roots are as an academic organization (formerly MIRCI), but our members are more than just scholars. We are scholar-activists from dozens of countries who want to help all mothers — physically, mentally, emotionally, and economically.

We welcome members regardless of their field or experience, motherhood status, or gender preference. Our sister organizations include Demeter Press (Andrea O’Reilly), Akidemic Life (Kirsty Nash), and Academic Mamas Foundation (Cindy Harley).

Our Vision

IAMAS envisions a world in which all mothers are supported by their families, communities, businesses, and governments via a cultural belief that mothering and mothers matter as well as and through strongly funded research that aids in the implementation of policies that help mothers thrive.

Our Mission

International Association of Maternal Action and Scholarship is a scholar-activist, interdisciplinary, non-profit organization designed to promote empowered mothering via research on and advocacy for (and with) mothers. This work is rooted in a belief that mothers who are supported by their families, communities, businesses, and governments thrive and help their child(ren) thrive.

IAMAS Events & Awards

2024 IAMAS Conference

Our theme for 2024 is “Mothering and Motherhood: Past, Present, and Future.”

MOMA Award

The MOMA award program acknowledges the hard work that is being done on campuses around the world to help support mothers.

Writing Retreat

The MOMA award program acknowledges the hard work that is being done on campuses around the world to help support mothers.
“We are more than mothers. We are more together.”

Get Involved

Get involved with IAMAS through our diverse Affinity Groups, offering tailored communities like Women of Color Leadership and International Women Forum. Additionally, join our enriching Mothers Reading Group and the dynamic Mama Writers Unite to connect with like-minded individuals and contribute to the vibrant dialogue within our network.

Affinity Groups

Join task forces focusing on conference organization, social media, networking, and specific goals. Options include Political and Community Organizing, Writing and Publishing, Women of Color Leadership, International Women Forum, University Life, Conference Planning, Motherhood Matters, IAMAS Fundraising and Networking Committee, and Public Relations Committee. Engage, collaborate, and impact the IAMAS community.

Mothers Reading Group

Want to connect with a brilliant group of maternal scholars who also love to read? You’ve found the right place.

We read short books and long, fiction and non-fiction, highbrow literary texts and bestseller thrillers. Past books we’ve read include: The Need; The Push; Motherhood So White; Detransition, Baby; Golden State; and Caul Baby.

Mama Writers Unite!

A vibrant platform where mothers who are writers share their unique narratives, experiences, and insights.

Through storytelling, it amplifies the voices of mother-scholars, fostering a supportive community that celebrates the challenges and triumphs of balancing motherhood and scholarly pursuits within the IAMAS network.

Explore Our Resources

Mother Scholars

Our theme for 2024 is “Mothering and Motherhood: Past, Present, and Future.”

Teaching Resources

Discover a wealth of cutting-edge teaching resources curated to inspire innovation and creativity at IAMAS.

Event Archive

Here are past town halls ready for members to view at their convenience. Accessible for members only.

Mother Scholars

Our theme for 2024 is “Mothering and Motherhood: Past, Present, and Future.”

Teaching Resources

Discover a wealth of cutting-edge teaching resources curated to inspire innovation and creativity at IAMAS.

Event Archive

Here are past town halls ready for members to view at their convenience. Accessible for members only.